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Crafty Pencil Holder, Tomatillo Soup, and Cornbread

March 27, 2007

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  1. March 27, 2007 1:43 pm

    I’m definitely trying that soup. I love anything with tomatillos. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. March 27, 2007 3:45 pm

    It’s me again. I just made this for dinner tonight and it’s quite tasty. I made a few changes to accommodate what I had on hand (I substituted 2 chopped potatoes for one can of beans and 1 cup of salsa verde for the tomatillos) but it still turned out pretty good. Thanks again for the recipe.

  3. March 27, 2007 3:59 pm

    i love this post!!! from the beautiful pencil holder to those adorable cornbread loaves. i really need to get a mini loaf pan.

  4. March 27, 2007 4:58 pm

    Cute way to recycle. The cornbread looks comforting, but I have never tried a tomatillo yet. I grew them one year, but I didn’t know when the fruit was to harvest so they got wasted. Some fruit fell onto the ground and came back the next year on their own…. all over the place. Maybe I would be happy about that if I knew what to do with them

  5. March 27, 2007 7:06 pm

    that cornbread looks amazing. nice work, love the craft.

  6. March 27, 2007 7:09 pm

    Your cornbread loaves are SO CUTE!!! Adorable.

    You’re the best recycler, Emmy, way to get more usage out of the nice tea tin…

    And a most interesting, different-looking chili there. Good eat’n!

  7. March 27, 2007 10:14 pm

    I agree with Kleo- your mini-loaf creations are always so cute! And the soup sounds great- I can’t believe this, but I don’t think I’ve ever had tomatillo. At least, I’ve never cooked with it! What’s wrong with me?? And that pencil holder is awesome- that fabric you picked up really was lovely.

  8. March 27, 2007 10:25 pm

    love your repurposed pencil holder! way to extend the life of a lovely container. your mini-loaves of cornbread are making my mouth water — i’m going to look up that cookbook. and your new blog look is absolutely perfect! 😮

  9. March 28, 2007 11:54 am

    You’re so clever – I love the pencil holder! 🙂

  10. March 28, 2007 5:43 pm

    Thanks for the craft link, it looks like fun. Great looking soup, I love tomatillos.

  11. March 28, 2007 7:10 pm

    i love your tea tin and thanks for the shoutout!

    I could go for some cornbread, too! Yum!

  12. March 28, 2007 8:44 pm

    I don’t think I’ve seen tomatillo soup before – I love it! I have that New Farm cookbook so I’ve got to make that cornbread.

  13. March 29, 2007 5:36 am

    Your pencil holder is really cool – way to repurpose!

    I love your mini-cornbreads, too – anything in mini form is okay in my book.

  14. March 29, 2007 5:52 am

    mmmmm . . . I love a good soup recipe! Your cornbreads look amazing. Great job on the penholder. I love crafty stuff!

  15. March 30, 2007 10:56 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard of “repurposing”! What a great word! Your tin looks really cool. I would just have peeled the label off and that would be the extent of my repurposing! The mini cornbread loaves are super cute!

  16. March 30, 2007 12:56 pm

    Thanks for all the terrific comments everyone!

    Midwest Vegan, glad you tried the soup. I was surprised that the Good Housekeeping Vegetarian Book had some decent recipes.

    Bazu, Hope you try cooking with tomatillos sometime. They’re easy to cook with and break down nicely. I really like how the fabric looks on the pencil holder…. I might try using the fabric to make other matching desk accessories.

    Udandi, you’re welcome 🙂

    Diann, Since you have the cookbook, the cornbread is a must-try. My mom loves this cornbread and when we lived in MI, I would always make an extra batch of it just for her.

    Scottish Vegan…thanks 🙂 I agree, it’s a great word 😀

  17. April 2, 2007 1:25 pm

    I love your pencil holder.I made one myself and posted it on my blog.But mine is very simple and a little boring, and yours is opposite of yhat!

  18. April 2, 2007 1:53 pm

    Thanks so much for the compliment Drenka.

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